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    If an inner ear infection is suspected then antibiotic treatment usually needs to be long and aggressive. Around 4-6 weeks and then an extra 2 weeks after symptoms have subsided.

    Without doing a sensitivy and culture test it's hard to know which antibiotics will work but what we do know is that Baytril is weak against anaerobic bacteria. It really is a case of trial and error but personally I would request an antibiotic which covered all possibilites. Some popular options are oral Septrin, injectable Penicillin or Doxycycline so maybe discuss this with your vet at your next appointment
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    Hopefully that will be reviewed at my next appointment, which is now booked up for Tuesday evening.

    She is just so sweet. Came home to check on her at lunchtime.

    just realised my lunch in is the fridge at work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow_Warren View Post
    Hopefully that will be reviewed at my next appointment, which is now booked up for Tuesday evening.

    She is just so sweet. Came home to check on her at lunchtime.

    just realised my lunch in is the fridge at work!

    Hope it all goes well for next week.

    Sorry about your lunch!! Did you not get to have it during the day then? You must be starving

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    I just wanted to post a quick update - I have been cautious to do so previously.

    Hansa is not better but does seem to have improved. She gets about better now and is eating more (not back to normal but more).

    I did ask the vets for stronger/different antibiotics but they wouldn't prescribe and would only give me another 2 weeks of Baytril which was a bit disappointing/frustrating from what I had read. I will be taking her back for another check up, but I'm not sure when yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow_Warren View Post
    I just wanted to post a quick update - I have been cautious to do so previously.

    Hansa is not better but does seem to have improved. She gets about better now and is eating more (not back to normal but more).

    I did ask the vets for stronger/different antibiotics but they wouldn't prescribe and would only give me another 2 weeks of Baytril which was a bit disappointing/frustrating from what I had read. I will be taking her back for another check up, but I'm not sure when yet.

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    Hannah
    What were your vets reasons for not giving antibiotics. Generally speaking if there is no change after 2 weeks then something different should be tried. Does your vet think that she is improving with the Baytril?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow_Warren View Post
    I just wanted to post a quick update - I have been cautious to do so previously.

    Hansa is not better but does seem to have improved. She gets about better now and is eating more (not back to normal but more).

    I did ask the vets for stronger/different antibiotics but they wouldn't prescribe and would only give me another 2 weeks of Baytril which was a bit disappointing/frustrating from what I had read. I will be taking her back for another check up, but I'm not sure when yet.

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    Hannah

    Hi Hannah

    I am glad Hansa has improved somewhat.

    If at any time you wish to consider getting a second opinion, we will help you find another vet.

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    ...and members will help you out with their recommendations.

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    Hi,

    I just wanted to pop on and say that Hansa got the clean bill of health from the vets yesterday. She doesn't really have any symptoms left anymore, possibly a tiny but quieter but then I may be looking for something that isn't there (she's always been quieter than caspian).

    She is eating well, just adores being on the grass and Jenny's Apple sticks were simply devoured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow_Warren View Post
    Hi,

    I just wanted to pop on and say that Hansa got the clean bill of health from the vets yesterday. She doesn't really have any symptoms left anymore, possibly a tiny but quieter but then I may be looking for something that isn't there (she's always been quieter than caspian).

    She is eating well, just adores being on the grass and Jenny's Apple sticks were simply devoured.

    Hannah

    Thank you for your update Hannah. That's so nice to hear!

    I hope all continues to be well with them both

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